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My family and I chose to rent this villa based on three key points - close proximity to an airport, peace and tranquillity and, most importantly, the size of the swimming pool. Not being a family who enjoy the buzz of busy, popular holiday resorts we were really looking forward to enjoying a couple of weeks away from 'normal' life and were delighted that this property delivered on all counts.
Yes - there were niggles but there always will be when you are away from your home environment and this seems to add to the overall holiday experience. There was no kettle, for example ( yes - we are British!) so water for cups of tea had to be heated in a saucepan. The upstairs shower had enough power and heat to cut through solid steel so constant, very careful, adjustment was needed and the traffic noise from the motorway in the valley did permeate the silence.
But these are small insignificancies. In the detailed information provided by the owner, Isabel, she mentions that the property is in need of updates etc but this was / still is a family home. As such you can forgive the fact that some of the appliances are getting a bit tired. Everything worked – that’s all you need!
The pool, at 13m in length, was superb! Our family’s un-written rule is that you have to do your age in lengths every day. Of course this does mean that the oldest member (me) has to swim the furthest but as I made the rule up I can't complain! I wasn't brave enough to dive off the diving board though...
There are enough chairs on the veranda to accommodate a small army and we spent most evenings sitting out drinking wine and enjoying the evening warmth. We were also treated to a number of brilliant lightning storms in the first week of our stay which was fabulous.
The property is well within one hours drive of the delightful towns of Narni and Terni which are well worth visiting and it only takes 40 minutes to get into Rome by train from Orte station, which has a huge, cheap, long-stay car park. It only cost us 10 Euros each for a return trip and saved hours of driving and trying to park in the city.
If you are looking for 5 star hotel style accommodation then this is not the place for you. If, however, you are looking for 5 star relaxation in a property that has everything you would need for a break away from 'the norm' then we would thoroughly recommend this property.
This beautiful house was our home for 2 weeks in July August this year, 2018. The owner, Eugenia, was there to greet us when we arrived and assured us that if there were any problems, minor or major, we should text her and she would sort them out quickly. She was as good as her word. She answers her messages quickly and helped us with enquiries before, during and after our stay very well indeed.
Locally, Giuliano and Maria are close by to deal with any minor issues and Giuliano was there every day to clean and maintain the pool, usually before we were up!.
The house is in a beautiful, elevated position - the swimming pool has the best views of any pool I've ever swum in.
The neighbours are friendly and we had a memorable meal at their small "home restaurant".
The house itself is beautifully traditionally furnished, very comfortable and very, very spacious. Our (extended) family had plenty of room to get together but also to spread out and enjoy some private time.
The gardens are beautiful with olive, fig, walnut, bay and pomegranate trees all giving off a beautiful scent.
The nearest town, Narni, is a beautiful old hill town with everything you need to buy food, dine out and find out the local history.
Narni Scalo, Narni's more modern part, is where there are bigger shops and the railway station (Narni-Amelia) where there are regular trains to Rome (less than 1 hour) which are cheap and comfortable (air conditioned). Parking at the station costs 2 euros per day.We saw the Colosseum and the Forum on one day and the Vatican City on another. We purchased tickets before our holiday to avoid queues.
There are many local places of interest apart from Rome and Narni. We visited the Cascate delle Marmore which are the highest waterfalls in Europe and the Sacro Bosco at Bomarzo, but the locality of La Loggetta has beautiful walks which cost nothing.
We would not hesitate to recommend La Logetta to other holiday makers although we found the house very warm at night (July/August). We purchased electric fans at Conad supermarket at Narni Scalo very cheaply which enabled peaceful sleep and do not use much electricity.
Thank you Eugenia for renting us your lovely house and also to Giuliano and Maria for looking after us while we were there.
We have very happy memories of our stay which will stay with us forever.